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New Narrative’s Origins: Robert Glück Documents the Start of San Francisco’s New Narrative Scene

Drawn from his recent contribution to Semiotext(e)’s “Active Agents” series Communal Nude: Collected Essays, published in May of this year, Literary Hub presents Robert Glück’s essay “Writing Must Explore Its Relation to Power.” An origin story about the makings of the Bay Area’s New Narrative community, Glück’s essay is a must read for any writer […]

12 Literary Agents Seeking Science Fiction NOW

Sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint which agents are open to submissions at any given time. So with that in mind, I’m creating some new vertical lists of agents seeking queries right now, as of summer 2016. This list is for science fiction. Show More Summary

New York Times’s on Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s Novel-Memoir To the Light House

Legendary San Francisco poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti has had an unlikely friendship with his literary agent, Sterling Lord, for six decades. The two, who met in the height of the sixties, continue to inspire (and perhaps, entertain) each other, most recently while putting together Ferlinghetti’s near-memoir To the Light House, a project that has held Ferlinghetti’s […]

New Literary Agent Alert: Margaret Sutherland Brown of Emma Sweeney Agency

Currently Seeking: She's particularly interested in commercial and literary fiction, mysteries and thrillers, narrative non-fiction, lifestyle, and cookbooks. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Margaret Sutherland Brown of Emma Sweeney Agency appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

A Literary Bromance, Now in Its Sixth Decade

At 97, Lawrence Ferlinghetti is finally finishing a book about his life, to the great delight of his longtime agent, Sterling Lord, 95.

How I Got My Literary Agent: Parker Peevyhouse

Parker Peevyhouse, author of WHERE FUTURES END (Feb. 2016, Kathy Dawson Books), shares the steps she took to obtaining representation. The post How I Got My Literary Agent: Parker Peevyhouse appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

10 Literary Agents Seeking Historical Romance NOW

Sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint which agents are open to submissions at any given time. So with that in mind, I’m creating some new vertical lists of agents seeking queries right now, as of summer 2016. This list is for historical romance. Show More Summary

CAA Ups Five Trainees To Agent

CAA has promoted five members of its training program to agent, the agency said today. Sue Carls, Zach Kaplan and Pete Stein are now agents in the Motion Pictures Literary department and will be based at the Los Angeles HQ. Sabrina Butera and Sam Forbert are now agents in the Music department in Nashville.

Literary agent Lindsay Framson Leaves UTA, Joins Kaplan/Perrone As Manager

UTA television literary agent Lindsay Framson is leaving the agency and joining boutique lit management company Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment as a manager representing writers and directors. Framson had been at UTA for eight years. She...Show More Summary

New Literary Agent: Latoya Smith of L. Perkins Agency

She is seeking: Latoya is seeking romance, erotica, erotic fiction, women’s fiction, women’s thriller, LGBTQ romance and erotic fiction, along with advice/how-to/memoir submissions. Latoya tends to shy away from YA, sci-fi/fantasy, historical,...Show More Summary

How I Got My Literary Agent: Jo Franklin

Jo Franklin, author of I'M AN ALIEN AND I WANT TO GO HOME (Nov. 2015, Clarion), shares her querying process and journey to publication. The post How I Got My Literary Agent: Jo Franklin appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Happy news: Composer remarries

The English composer and broadcaster Michael Berkeley, whose wife the literary agent Deborah Rogers died in May 2014, has announced his remarriage, to the former Bloomsbury publishing editor, Elizabeth West. ‘We have known each other for over twenty years,’ says Michael. We wish them every happiness.  

Agent Spotlight: Chris Bucci of The McDermid Agency

He is seeking: literary fiction, mysteries, thrillers, historical fiction, commercial literary fiction and narrative nonfiction. For nonfiction, he seeks popular science, sports, popular culture, politics, essays, and history. The post Agent Spotlight: Chris Bucci of The McDermid Agency appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

UTA Hires TV Lit Agent Rina Brannen

Rina Brannen has joined the United Talent Agency as an agent in its television literary department. Brannen comes from The Rothman Brecher Agency where she was an agent in the TV lit department for the last three years. She began her...Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Sam Freilich of Elyse Cheney Literary

He is seeking: He enjoys reading literary fiction, crime, biography, narrative nonfiction, and anything about Los Angeles. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Sam Freilich of Elyse Cheney Literary appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

What Makes Fiction Literary: Scenes Versus Postcards

4 weeks agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

The question comes up during Q&A at almost every writers’ conference: What makes fiction literary?  I’ve frequently been on that panel.  I’ve listened as smart and experienced editors and agents try to pin it down.  Literary?  It’s…well, it’s… Mostly the stabs at an answer boil down to, literary fiction is beautifully written.  But wait, so […]

New Literary Agent Alert: Louise Buckley of Zeno Literary Agency

She is seeking: In fiction, Louise is looking for compelling protagonists, protagonists that know what they want. She is also looking for novels that ask important questions in a bold and imaginative way. She loves reading all genres,...Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Lindsay Mealing of Emerald City Literary

She is seeking: Science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, young adult. Lindsay is actively building her client list with Emerald City Literary Agency. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Lindsay Mealing of Emerald City Literary appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Dear Novel: On Breaking Up with Your Manuscript

You said that I was trying to turn you into a thriller when you were really a literary novel. You wanted character; I knew agents wanted plot. We fought. The post Dear Novel: On Breaking Up with Your Manuscript appeared first on The Millions.

New Literary Agent Alert: Gill McLay of Bath Literary Agency

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Gill McLay of Bath Literary Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.     About Gill: Gill graduated with a Publishing and Marketing degree from Oxford Brookes University in 1996. Show More Summary

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